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littledave

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r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« on: March 31, 2013, 12:09:52 PM »
hi all

i started this project in november as a fun way to while away the hours in the garage and then it got a hold of me and i have spent a lot more time than expected in there but im happy with the end result
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 12:11:14 PM by littledave »

clonmore1

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 02:42:58 PM »
That is looking really nice Dave!

Offline marcmax

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 05:28:08 PM »
Very nice Dave! I love the choice for relocating the ignition switch.
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MR.E

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 05:34:38 PM »
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Very nice Dave! I love the choice for relocating the ignition switch.

my initial thought too!!

Looks really nice, well done.

Offline dav

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:08:41 AM »
Mate that looks really nice, great job
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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 05:23:17 AM »
Very nice work, LD.
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Offline Barry

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 04:21:17 PM »
Neat location for the ignition key.
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violetpop

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 06:54:20 PM »
Very nice!

littledave

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 05:20:42 PM »
thanks everyone glad u like it
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Offline steve hawkins

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 10:13:44 AM »
Yes, well done Dave.
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CaptainSlow

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 03:13:16 AM »
Nice job, like it a lot :) What speedo and fuel filler did you use? I'm doing something similar and like the look of those ;)

How did you mount the tank? I've got an R80 tank and the front mounting bar is much higher on that than the original R65 tank - would be very interested in seeing your solution :)

Cheers Sam

littledave

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 06:01:08 AM »
hi sam
the tank was from a r100rs so the front mount was fine i only had to fix the rear end of the tank to the frame with a couple of bolts the only problem was the ls tunnel under the tank is wider than the r100rs so i had to move all the relays and fuse block to under the seat hump

the monza cap was from a company called vonzeti they were on e bay but i can't find them now but they do have a web site
it is a screw in filler cap that comes with a blanking plate to fill the rest of the whole left by the orignal cap but i just filled it in with filler to make it look better


the speedo is from danmoto.com a chinese company but there are uk distributors but they are a bit more expencive i got mine direct from there web site with no problems at all
hope this helps sam
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 06:05:56 AM by littledave »

CaptainSlow

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 03:52:59 AM »
Thanks brilliant, thanks for that Dave. Your battery relocation looks good - nice thick cables too  [smiley=thumbsup.gif] I'll be watching this build with great interest!  :)


BTW You guys set such high standards!!!
« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 03:53:29 AM by CaptainSlow »

littledave

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2013, 04:04:00 AM »
and its done now thanks to saddle craft for the great job done on my seat

littledave

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Re: r65 ls cafe project nearly done
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 03:47:44 AM »
thought I might have a re vamp this winter so I have changed its colour fitted a fairing and rev counter and went to town fitting Yamaha r1 brake calliper's and switch gear and accossato racing master cylinder and clutch leaver